We started shooting a doc about cancer in 2013. In May, June, and July we shot 16h's and 10m's worth of footage that during the second cut of our movie ended up at 2h's 26m's. You’ll see first interviews of Carolyn and Santiago. PFOA is being explained, stuff about shark cartilage is brought up, water filters were installed, Santiago went for lunch with his friend Matt, and Carolyn went location scouting for a photo shoot. We juiced, made almond milk, did some cooking, set goals, and much more.
"In November of 2010 I had a clean and clear CAT scan. So, for my 50th birthday I flew to the westcoast of Mexico... I kayaked and snorkeled to an abandoned beach...and there's a picture of me and my paddle and my kayak, and my little beabie cap on my 50th birthday." - Carolyn
Studies in lab animals have found exposure to PFOA increases the risk of certain tumors of the liver, testicles, mammary glands (breasts), and pancreas in these animals. In general, well-conducted studies in animals do a good job of predicting which exposures cause cancer in people. But it isn’t clear if the way this chemical affects cancer risk in animals would be the same in humans. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/teflon-and-perfluorooctanoic-acid-pfoa.html and a second recource https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/fact-sheet-20102015-pfoa-stewardship-program
One strawberry sample contained an astounding 22 pesticide residues.
One-third of all conventional strawberry samples contained 10 or more pesticides. 97 percent of conventional spinach samples contained pesticide residues.
Conventional spinach had relatively high concentrations of permethrin, a neurotoxic insecticide.Read more about EWG's guide here: https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/dirty-dozen.php
Find locations near you that accept and recycle more than 350 products and materials, using one of North America’s most extensive recycling databases. We’ve gathered all the information you need to properly recycle hundreds of different materials into our Recycle Guides. Find out what can be recycled, what steps you need to take to prepare your items and more in our easy to use guides: https://earth911.com/
Since 2010, water utilities' testing has found pollutants in Americans' tap water, according to an EWG drinking water quality analysis of 30 million state water records. https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/#.W4bmxZNKh8c and a link to EWG President Ken Cook who shares shocking information about how babies are born pre-polluted with as many as 300 industrial chemicals in their bodies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-kc3AIM_LU
by Gas Chromatography Triple-Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry : https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jafc.5b02860 and from the FDA: https://www.fda.gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/pesticides/
Going through Santiago's cupboard I noticed that someone with good intentions had given him shark cartilage. Probably after reading (or seeing a doc) about how sharks don't get cancer, and eating cartilage is the cure. None of this has been proven, moreover, sharks can get cancer. https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/treatment/complementary-alternative-therapies/individual-therapies/shark-cartilage
I received my training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program. During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
In August and September we shot 8h’s and 2m’s worth of footage that during the second cut of our movie ended up at 2h’s and 38m’s. We meditated, did reiki, walked through Carolyn’s garden and joined Santiago at the hospital. We also went to Barnes & Noble, a herb shop, Carolyn was introduced to soap nuts, we met Nicole for the first time, and went for a walk with Santiago. Temporarily parked some b roll over a few shots.
We shot 16h 3m 8s 25f in October. After the first cut we got it down to 10h 43m 35s 13f, which is too much to put on one post so I broke it up in four pieces. Here is the first one where we hang out with a vegan bodybuilder, do some gardening, acupuncture and make soap from nuts.
once we have all the footage in order i'm going to make more an effort filling out these boxes with text. If you're interested in learning more about cancer i'd recommend you look at food nutrition physical activity and the prevention of cancer a global perspective http://www.aicr.org/assets/docs/pdf/reports/Second_Expert_Report.pdf by the World Cancer Research Fund, and the American Institute for Cancer Research.
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In november we shot 10h 59m 23s 20f. First cut edited down to 4h 20m 37s 19f.
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In December we shot 7h 32m 54s 44f that we edited down to 3h 39m 41s 29f on our first cut.
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We turned 2h 39m 41s 29f into 1h 17m 24s 24f after our first cut.
camera operator: Anna Anderson, Kaicy Mitssunaga, Jordan Battiste, Brian Dalton, Adrian Davila.
editor: Anna Anderson
We spent the weekend planting 200 nursery grown native plants to give the Gold Butte area an edge after being ravaged by a fire in 2005. With Friends of Gold Butte, and the State of Nevada Department of Wildlife for our upcoming documentary called Monumental Reductions.
The Repository is an independent journalistic documentary about the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. The goal of this documentary is to tell the history of Yucca Mountain and explain the conflicting views on the proposed repository. Check out some of the outtakes from our doc below:
“The Western Shoshone people agreed with the U.S. government to allow people to pass through their land. It never said that they could deposit the worlds most deadly radioactive material in their land.”
"Endemic organisms in general tell us something about the nature of evolution...so conserving these species are important, not just because they are "cool," which to people who love the desert they perhaps are, but because they can tell us something really interesting about the world we live in."
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